| Dear AVCAL Colleague|
Policy and Research News
the last six months to June 09 the top 5 PE firms in Asia-Pacific
invested over US$21b in 8 deals according to the recent mergermarket Monthly M&A Insider. (AVCAL members
only content.) . The value of PE investments in Asia-Pacific
during the second quarter of 09 is at its highest point since the
third quarter of 08.
the drawing board
We'll make an announcement shortly
regarding UNPRI. We've had an expert panel prepare a submission to
the AVCAL Council and we'll communicate the outcomes over the next
Our events and training programs are undergoing a
revamp. We expect to do some face to face surveying of members over
the next few months to ascertain market demand so that we can
continue to deliver the very best programs for you. Please contact us
if you'd like to take part in a survey interview.
six weeks until conference. Registrations tracking well with 27
partners supporting us and 500 registrations. The conference program
is available on the website. Submissions are all in for the annual
AVCAL Awards, and these will be announced at conference at the
dinner. Registrations are still open for members. You can register now. Travel can still be arranged
through our partner, CTM on firstname.lastname@example.org
AVCAL Confidentiality Agreement template now
The AVCAL Confidentiality Agreement template has
been recently updated. The main changes relate to information that
is required to be kept for specific purposes (the addition of
section 5(e), and clearer flexibility in setting the expiration
period (replacing the words "2 years" in section 8).
technology fund offers access to investment and global
markets. Applications are now open and will close on 17 September
2009. For more information visit our website or call Roland on (03) 965
I'd like to acknowledge the partners that have
joined us this month, including KPMG who'll support us to convene
the first of our AVCAL Executive Forum events and Coller Capital
Partners from the UK who have joined us as conference
Also a big thanks to Liz Crowhurst, Ironbridge,
Louise Davidson from cbus and Azhar Ibidi from IFM for their
tireless work on the principles for responsible investing.
We would also like to thank the following AVCAL
Members for completing the AVCAL Activity and Performance Survey
||Advent Private Capital|
||Hastings Private Equity|
||Navis Capital Partners|
The AVCAL Activity &
Performance Survey FY2009 is currently open. All members would have
received a launch and reminder email letter consisting of their
login details and other facets of the survey. The deadline for the
survey is August 26, 2009.
CHANCE TO REGISTER" 26 August - VIC Lunch, The Relenza
Biotech Story - A world first for Australia with Peter Cook of
Biota. Register now
August - QLD Lunch "Super" into Queensland Private
Equity. Register Now.
Sept - 1 Oct AVCAL 2009 Conference - Register now!
Taxation Institute of Australia offers AVCAL
members a discount to the following events. Mark AVCAL on the
National Tax Intensive - 'Extracting Value', Noosa. 27 -
28 August 2009 . Register now
National GST Intensive Conference, Melbourne. 3-4 September
AIRG Winter Conference, 19th - 20th August 2009,
Parliament House, Canberra. Register Now.
- 22nd September, Excellence in Mining & Exploration
, 2009 Hilton Hotel, Sydney. Special rates available for
AVCAL members. More details
Return Asia 2009 Conference, 21-24 September.
Quote: KN2212AVCAL for 15% discount. More details
October Hong Kong, The International Company Directors Course
October 2009. For more information
Celebrating Innovation 2009,Sydney, 27 October 2009. Register now
Equity & Venture Capital Law Master class November
18, 2009, Sydney- Legal case studies and new strategies to manage
distressed debt, LBOs, pipe deals, new fund formation and
Office Congress -December 3-4th, Sydney
Australian families come together annually to explore issues of
capital preservation and family endurance. Private families like
to invest differently -can you help them? To see details of the
congress or register visit http://www.tippingpoint.com.au/avcal/redirect.asp?preview=&firstname=*FName&id=214&linkid=1520
Australia-New Zealand Climate Change & Business
Melbourne, 24-26 August 2009
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